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movie Alison McAlpine turns her gaze upward over Chile's Atacama Desert and the resulting documentary is, as you might surmise, awe-inspiring. Cielo opens Wednesday at Film Forum.

art We're longtime fans of Peter Koval's watercolors, most of which feature Tribeca settings and buildings. Marking the launch of his new website, Mr. Koval has reduced the prices on some of his works, so you could own the Centre Street former Police Station, pictured above, originally $425, for $275.

book A woman is attending a Havana film festival when she sees her late husband outside a museum. That's the elevator pitch — and the rub — of The Third Hotel, a surreal, engrossing novel by Laura van den Berg.

food On September 17, the 15th anniversary A Second Helping of Life, a benefit for NYC's profit SHARE that supports women with breast and ovarian cancer. Join Barbara Sibley of La Palapa and 30 of her female industry colleagues for a walk-around tasting feast. Jane Brody of the NY Times will also be honored.

tv Watch the second season premiere of USA Networks' The Sinner along with Jessica Biel at 92Y on Wednesday, August 15, 7:30pm.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 8pm doors: get into the groove at the skint's annual cruel summer dance party, an all night long 80s and 90s dance party taking over two rooms of the bell house with 80s anthems performed by 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s hits spun by party like it's 1999's dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, 80s + 90s music videos from music video time machine, and a costume contest. $5 in advance online with promo code 'bananarama' (until 5:30pm friday), or $8 when you mention 'salt-n-pepa' at the ticket booth. $10 otherwise.

fri various times: get your ghostbusters on at free outdoor screenings taking place at the intrepid museum and governors island.

fri thru sun: shop thousands of rare, vintage, and out-of-print books, periodicals and ephemera on cinema at the metrograph film book fair. the metrograph (les), free admission.

fri thru sun: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival wraps its 48th season of free music, dance, film, and more. fri: west side story reimagined by bobby sanabria multiverse big band; sat: mavis staples and joe henry; also sat: 'in the name of the earth' by john luther adams featuring hundreds of singers (note: this is in central park); sun: margo price, lukas nelson + promise of the real. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free.

sat + sun 9am-5pm: annual hong kong dragon boat festival, the oldest and largest event of its kind in the us, returns for a 28th year of with more than 200 teams competing, plus traditional dance, music, and martial arts performances, arts + crafts demos, and an international food court. rain or shine. flushing meadows corona park (queens), free admission.

sat thru 8/18: 30 international dance companies bring performances with a sunset view of the harbor and the statue of liberty to the battery dance festival. the 37th annual festival kicks off saturday night with a screening of moving stories, and also includes free workshops at battery dance studios throughout the week, and a closing event at pace university. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free admission.

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